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Erwin Kern

Full name: Erwin Kern
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 23, 1888 in Ferrette, Haut-Rhin, France
Died: March 20, 1963 in Schönau im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sprinter Erwin Kern was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In the semifinal the 4x100 relay, with [Otto Röhr], [Max Herrmann], and [Richard Rau], set a world record of 42.3, but they were disqualified in the final due to a faulty baton pass. Kern set a world record in the 100 in 1912 with 10.5. One year later he won national titles in the 100 and 200.

Kern became Hanns-Braun-Gedächtnispreisträger in 1924. From 1923-38 he was president of the Track & Field Association of Oberrhein. Kern later bought a pharmacy in Schönau, in the Black Forest, and owned it until his death of a heart attack in 1963.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.5 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 4 h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany Round One Heat Fifteen 2 QU

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Final AC DQ [42.4]
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU/WR 42.3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Five 1 QU/=OR 43.6
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